Tuna with White Beans
Tuna is lightly grilled to your desired doneness; then served on a bed of tender white beans seasoned with tomatoes; arugula; pancetta and onions. Serves 4.
4 Tablespoons Olive Oil
4 (6 oz) Tuna Steaks (Preferably At Least 2 Inches Thick)
3 Cups of White Beans
5 Slices Bacon or Equal Amount of Pancetta
1/4 Cup Minced Onions
2 Large Garlic Cloves; Minced
6 Fresh; Ripe Roma Tomatoes; Diced
2 Cups Fresh Arugula
Salt & Pepper
1/4 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
3/4 Cup Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper
1/2 Cup Fresh Chopped Chives
In a sauté pan; cook the bacon or pancetta until fully cooked. Add the onions and cook until translucent. Add the garlic and cook just until sizzling. Add the beans; tomatoes; arrugula and heat thoroughly. Season with salt and pepper.
To make the dressing; place all the dressing ingredients in a blender and pulse briefly. Oil the tuna lightly on both sides; and season with salt and pepper. Grill on a hot grill and cook until the tuna has reached desired doneness. Cook it a couple of minutes on each side.
To serve; place each serving of tuna on a bed of the beans and then lightly drizzle on top some of the balsamic dressing. Serve.
Cooking Tip: The mistake most people make is overcooking their seafood. If you buy good quality tuna there is no harm in a pink center; and you’ll always have good results.